Lee Morgan: Lee-way (1960) Blue Note

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Selection: The Lion and the Wolff (tk.17) No need to guess the dedication, Alfred and Francis,  but it took a lot of takes to get it right, take seventeen. Who’s counting, the boss is paying. Artists: Lee Morgan (trumpet) Jackie … Continue reading

Jackie Mclean: Jackie’s Scene (1956-7) Esquire

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Selection: Outburst (McLean) . Artists: Album recorded in two sessions over 1956/7, but not released until 1959, on Prestige’s New Jazz label.. December 14, 1956 session: Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Red Garland (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art … Continue reading

Sonny Criss: Portrait of (1967) Prestige (new: bonus track)

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Hot on the heels of Frank Strozier, celebrating the 700th post at LJC (Strange, this started as a sort of Blue Note tribute site, look now where it has gone… jazz all over) Continuing on the theme of artists deserving … Continue reading

Miles Davis: Collectors’ Items (Prestige) 1953-6

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Prestige “original”!?  What’s one number difference in an address?  Into the vaults, LJC returns clutching what he thought was his most prized “original” Prestige LP, purchased a few years back from the now-disappeared Intoxica Records, Portobello Road, Notting Hill. The man said … Continue reading

Woody Shaw: In The Beginning (1965) Muse

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First released in 1983 but recorded in 1965 : Selection 1: Obsequious (Young) Artists Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Larry Young (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)   Selection 2: Baloo baloo (Shaw) Artists: Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe … Continue reading

Hank Mobley: Roll Call (1960) Blue Note

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Selection 1: My Groove, Your Move   Selection 2: The Breakdown Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 13, 1960 Music: … Continue reading

Miles Davis: ‘Round About Midnight (1956) Columbia “essential”

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  (Previously blogged as the UK Philips release, with a blue cover and photographically enhanced trumpet, now “upgraded” to the original Columbia CL949) Selection: ‘Round About Midnight 320kbps MP3 Columbia six-eye mono Artists Miles Davis (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Red … Continue reading

Prestige/ New Jazz: Esquire UK vs.Victor Japan

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Alternative pressing comparisons round II: London vs. Tokyo Compare The Pressing subject: New Jazz 8210 Roy Haynes Trio “We Three” Artists Phineas Newborn (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 14, 1958 … Continue reading

Hank Mobley 1568: downtown Tokyo Shoot-out

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When it comes to the affordable pressings of classic Blue Note titles, Japanese vintage vinyl of the Seventies and Eighties offers an attractive proposition. Usually in immaculate condition, on near-silent vinyl, King and Toshiba offer an identifiably analog presentation, and they can be … Continue reading

Hal McKusick: Triple Exposure (1957) Esquire

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  Selection: The Settlers and the Indians Artists Billy Byers (trb) Hal McKusick (as, ts, clar) Eddie Costa (p) Paul Chambers (b) Charlie Persip (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 27, 1957 Music A very obscure recording made … Continue reading

Curtis Fuller: The Opener (1957) Blue Note

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Note: this is a Division of United Artists cover, not the original Blue Note cover Selection: Oscalypso (Pettiford) Blue Note 47 West 63rd, RVG mastered Artists Curtis Fuller (trb) Hank Mobley (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago (1959) Mercury

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Selection Limehouse Blues (Braham/Furber) Artists Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) engineer Bernie Clapper, recorded at Universal Recording Studio B, Chicago, IL, February 3, 1959 – one month before “Kind of Blue”, … Continue reading

Miles Davis: Modern Jazz Giants (1954 / 56) Esquire UK

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Selection 1: ‘Round About Midnight (Monk) – with Coltrane A while back LJC featured a post of different versions of the jazz anthem ‘Round about Midnight, in response to which one poster recommended this version. And they are right. The Coltrane … Continue reading

Red Garland: Groovy (1956-7) UK Esquire

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Selection: C Jam Blues Artists Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 14, 1956 and August 9, 1957 Music Enter stage left, the Miles Davis Quintet rhythm section, Red Garland and … Continue reading

All aboard the Blue Train!

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  Selection: Blue Train Apologies, my copy is a little bit noisy from time to time. Artists Lee Morgan (t) Curtis Fuller (trb) John Coltrane (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, … Continue reading

Roy Haynes: We Three (1958) UK Esquire

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Selection 1: Reflection (Bryant) Selection 2: Sneakin’ Around (Bryant) Artists Phineas Newborn (p) Paul Chambers (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 14, 1958 Year: 1958, The Cold War rages on. 1958 March 11,  U.S. B-47 bomber … Continue reading

Davis and Coltrane Live in Stockholm (1960) Dragon

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  Coltrane speaks: Interview Pt 1 Interview Pt2 Coltrane Plays: So What (Live) . . . Artists Miles Davis (t) John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) recorded at “Konserthuset”, Stockholm, Sweden, March 22, 1960 … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins: The Sound of Sonny (1957) UK Riverside

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  Selection 1: Mangoes   Selection 2: It could Happen to You (unaccompanied solo)   Artists Sonny Rollins (ts) Sonny Clark (p) Percy Heath/Paul Chambers  (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 11, 12 &19, 1957 Rollins 1957 … Continue reading

Kenny Dorham Blue Spring (1959) Riverside Stereo

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Selection: Passion Spring Artists Kenny Dorham (t) Dave Amram (French horn) Cannonball Adderley (as) Cecil Payne (bars) Cedar Walton (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) NYC, January 20 and February 18 1959 Year: 1959 January 1959, Fidel Castro … Continue reading

Jackie McLean: Jackies Bag (1959/60) Blue Note

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Artists Side 1: Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 18, 1959 Side 1 selection: Blues Inn (Mclean) Side 2: Blue Mitchell … Continue reading

Miles Davis Steamin’ (1956) Esquire

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  Track selection 1: Well You Needn’t  (Monk) Thelonious Monk gets kudos on “Well, You Needn’t.” The quintet makes short work of the intricacies of the arrangement, adding the double horn lead on the choruses, redefining this jazz standard. Selection … Continue reading

Herbie Hancock: Inventions and Dimensions (1963) Blue Note

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Track Selection 1: Triangle  (not Succotash, everyone knows Succotash) . . . A dreamy floating extended improvisation, kick off the shoes and lie back, ten minutes required, beauty therapy for brains Track Selection 2: A Jump Ahead . . . The … Continue reading

Donald Byrd: Byrd’s Word (1955) Savoy

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Special message Happy New Year to all LJC visitors. Congratulations on finding your way here. Special greetings to all my commentors –  without your contributions, there would be a fair bit less here to read. Hi also to all the lurkers: I … Continue reading

Phineas Newborn Jr A World of Piano (1961) Contemporary

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Track Selection 1: Dahoud (Clifford Brown)  w/ Chambers/Philly Joe Selection 2: Oleo (Sonny Rollins)  – w/ Sam Jones/Hayes Artists Phineas Newborn Jr. (p) Paul Chambers or Sam Jones (b) Philly Joe Jones or Louis Hayes (d) recorded Contemporary Records’ Studio, Los Angeles, … Continue reading

Sonny Criss This is Criss! (1966) Prestige

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Track Selection: Sunrise, Sunset Recognise it? Yes, from the stage show Fiddler on the Roof, a pretty tune, to which Criss adds new poignancy. Forget the show, I’ve never see it anyway. Sonny constructs it as “call and answer”, with the … Continue reading